Updates, commentary, training and advice on immigration and asylum law

Tribunal updates Practice Directions


Older content is locked

A great deal of time and effort goes into producing the information on Free Movement, become a member of Free Movement to get unlimited access to all articles, and much, much more


By becoming a member of Free Movement, you not only support the hard-work that goes into maintaining the website, but get access to premium features;

  • Single login for personal use
  • FREE downloads of Free Movement ebooks
  • Access to all Free Movement blog content
  • Access to all our online training materials
  • Access to our busy forums
  • Downloadable CPD certificates

The immigration and asylum tribunal has issued updated but essentially unchanged Practice Directions. The new document is almost identical to the previous version, dated November 2014. I’ve put the new Directions into a text comparison programme alongside the old and it flags up just one change:

13. Bail applications

13.1 Subject to First-tier Rule 39(3), an application for bail must, if practicable, be listed for hearing within three six working days of receipt by the Tribunal of the notice of application.

The tribunal’s Practice Statements were updated in June 2018, also with almost no change to the text.

Relevant articles chosen for you
Picture of CJ McKinney

CJ McKinney

CJ McKinney is a specialist on immigration law and policy. Formerly the editor of Free Movement, you will find a lot of articles by CJ here on this website! Twitter: @mckinneytweets.